God, in the care of Jerusalem, sendeth to measure it.
Zechariah 2:1 I lift vp myne eyes agayne, and loked: & beholde a man with a measure lyne in hys hand. Zechariah 2:2 Then sayde I: whether goeste thou? & he sayde vnto me: To measure Ierusalem, þt I maye se how longe & howe brode it is. Zechariah 2:3 And behold the aungell that talked wyth me, went hys waye forth. Then went there oute another angel to mete him, Zechariah 2:4 & sayde vnto hym: Runne speake to thys yonge man, and saye: Ierusalem shalbe enhabyted wythout eny wall, for the very multitude of people and catell that shalbe therin: Zechariah 2:5 Yee, I my selfe (sayth þe Lorde) wyll be vnto her a wall of fyer rounde aboute, and wylbe honoured in her.
The redemption of Zion.
Zechariah 2:6 O get you forth, O fle from the lande of the north, sayth the Lorde, yee whome I haue scatred into þe foure wyndes vnder heauen, sayth the Lorde. Zechariah 2:7 Saue thy selfe, O Syon: thou that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon, Zechariah 2:8 for thus sayeth the Lorde of hoostes. After that glorious power hath he sent me out to the Heathen, whych spoyled you, for whoso toucheth you, shall touch þe aple of hys owne eye. Zechariah 2:9 Beholde, I wyll lyft vp myne hande ouer them: so that they shalbe spoyled of those: whyche afore serued them, and ye shall knowe, that the Lord of hostes hath sente me.
The promise of God's presence.
Zechariah 2:10 Be glad, & reioyce, O daughter of Syon: for lo, I am come to dwell in the myddest of the, sayth the Lorde Zechariah 2:11 at the same time there shal many Heathen cleue to the Lord and shalbe my people. Thus wyll I dwel in the myddest of the, and thou shalte knowe þt the Lorde of hoostes hath sente me vnto the Zechariah 2:12 The Lorde shal haue Iuda in possessyon for hys parte in the holy ground, and shal chose Ierusalem yet agayne. Zechariah 2:13 Let all flesh be styl before the Lorde, for he is rysen oute of hys holy place.